Pyramid Lake in Pyramid Lake, Nevada

Source: Atlas Obscura

Pyramid Lake

The enclosed waters of Nevada’s Pyramid Lake get their name from the irregular rocky pyramid formations jutting above the waterline, but it’s what lies beneath that has fueled the majority of local legends.

From the shore of the lake, which most people might recognize as one of the default iPad background photos, conical stone formations can be seen rising out of the still waters. The limestone tufa formations were exposed when a larger ancient lake receded and today they are not only scenic but some of them are also home to a rare breed of pelican. However according to local ...

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